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Grande dame of French Theatre Agnes Varda dies at 90

Last updated on September 7, 2019

An intimate contemporary of theatre legends like Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, Varda won an honorary Oscar at 2017 and the Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Camera lifetime achievement award just last month.

Her latest movie, “Agnes by Varda”, reveals her talking her job before live audiences to assist bid farewell.

“I must prepare to say goodbye and move away,” Varda told a news conference in Berlin in February.

Produced in Belgium, Varda started her career as a stills photographer.

A rare female voice at the New Wave movement, Varda’s functions is frequently considered heterosexual due to her use of female protagonists.

Varda was making films until the ending. In age 89, she partnered with the French photographer and muralist called JR on”Faces Places”, a movie that featured both drifting through rural France and encountering the natives.

The world pays tribute to the film icon.

Tributes to the grande dame of French theatre came from all around the world after the announcement of her passing.

“Shaken, overwhelmed, bereaved: All these feelings which have the certainty that we’ve only lost among the best artists of the time,” tweeted French Culture Minister Franck Riester.

Mexican movie director Guillermo del Toro stated: “Agnes Varda adored cinema and was adored by the theatre in return” “She had been a highlight of my entire life. The strongest spirit I ever met.”